In order to attend Ridgefield Public Schools, students must register at the Central Office, obtain medical clearance from the school nurse, and meet with a school counselor. Detailed registration instructions are provided below.
Download the Registration Packet
A parent or guardian may download the Registration Form prior to scheduling an interview for registration. Required information includes contact information for student, parent(s) or guardian(s), emergency contacts and medical professionals.
Register at Central Office
A parent or guardian must email Central Office to schedule an appointment to register a student. The following legal documents must be provided at the time of registration:
- Student's original birth certificate
- Parent/guardian photo ID
- Proof of residence
- Proof of legal guardianship, if applicable
- Proof of legal custody, if applicable
- Most recent school records, including report cards, transcripts and standardized test scores, if available
Upon verification of required documents, the student will be pre-enrolled in the district.
Interview with the School Nurse
A parent or guardian must obtain a completed Medical Form and present the form to the school nurse for review. Pursuant to state statue 10-206 (b):
- Each child must have a health assessment PRIOR TO public school enrollment. No child is allowed to start school without the State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record.
The Health Assesment Record must be completed and signed by the student's physician. The completed medical form must include the following:
- Proof of immunizations with specific dates (month/day/year) for polio (TOPV), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), HIB (hemophilus influenzae type b), Hepatitis B and DPT (diphtheria, pertussis & tetanus) signed by a physician.
- Proof of immunization for chicken pox (varicella) for students born after January 1, 1997.
- Any other pertinent health information, such as known allergies and/or medications.
- Additional medical forms are available at Ridgefield High School / Nursing Forms.
Upon approval of the school nurse, and after an orientation meeting with the school counselor, the student will be enrolled in the district and may begin attending school.
Meet With a School Counselor
A school counselor will call the parent or guardian to schedule an orientation meeting with the parent/guardian and the student. At the orientation meeting, the following are provided:
- Elementary Schools - teacher assignment, bus schedule, and school handbook
- Middle Schools - bus schedule, and school handbook
- High School - class schedule, locker assignment, bus schedule, and school handbook
In addition to the above, high school parents and students will receive a Signature Packet to be completed and kept on file in the main office. This packet is required for participation in school dances.